Characteristics of leisure time physical activity associated with decreased risk of premature all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality in middle-aged men.
The association between leisure time physical activity and the risk of all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality was analyzed in a Finnish cohort of 1,072 men aged 35-63 years who were followed up for 10 years and 10 months.
During the period, 168 deaths were recorded, 93 of which were the result of cardiovascular diseases.
Leisure time physical activity was assessed by several measures : 1) a single question combining an estimate of the frequency and intensity of the total amount of leisure time physical activity, 2) a compiled measure of leisure time physical activity derived from three separate questions concerning the intensity and frequency of activity, 3) a physical activity energy expenditure index computed as an estimate of weekly energy expenditure for leisure time activity and commuting to work, and 4) 16 separate specified activities of daily living and domestic chores included in the leisure time physical activity index.
The association between baseline leisure time physical activity and the risk of death was assessed using the Cox proportional hazards model.
After adjustment for potential confounders, the leisure time physical activity energy expenditure index and participation in several specific activities of daily living and domestic chores showed that the mortality risk for all causes and cardiovascular diseases was highest in the most sedentary men.
With respect to the leisure time physical activity energy expenditure index, sedentar...
Mots-clés Pascal : Mortalité, Epidémiologie, Homme, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Exercice physique, Finlande, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mortality, Epidemiology, Human, Cardiovascular disease, Physical exercise, Finland, Europe
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Cote : 96-0254306
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199608.